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FILLING THE VOID: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ETHICS OF POSTMORTEM AND PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE GAMETE RETRIEVALS

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In 1978, Dr. Cappy Rothman performed the world's first postmortem gamete retrieval. Since this time, postmortem gamete requests and retrievals have been increasing. Due to the lack of both regulation and professional guidance, hospitals have begun implementing their own Postmortem Gamete Retrieval (PMGR) and Persistent Vegetative State Gamete Retrieval (PVSGR) policies.
subject
gamete retrieval
hospital policy
Persistent vegetative state
posthumous
Postmortem
contributor
Hooker, Tyrel James (author)
King, Nancy (committee chair)
Moskop, John (committee member)
Johnson, Liz (committee member)
date
2013-01-09T09:35:13Z (accessioned)
2013-01-09T09:35:13Z (available)
2012 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/37659 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
FILLING THE VOID: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ETHICS OF POSTMORTEM AND PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE GAMETE RETRIEVALS
type
Thesis

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